Barry Long, manager of vehicle logistics for Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), has left his role to “pursue other opportunities” according to the company. A permanent replacement for Long has not been announced but in the interim period Bob Beauston, transportation specialist for PCNA, will fulfil the role.
Long was at Porsche for 23 years and worked across a number of departments including sales, service and parts.
He was promoted to manager of the Porsche pre-delivery and logistics centre in Charleston, South Carolina in 2000 and also managed Porsche's port, processing, and vehicle logistics operations for the US and Canada.
Denny Lewis has moved from his position as logistics manager at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America and taken up a new position as Manager – New Project Management at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.
The move marks a return to the Indiana operation where he served as logistics manager between 2005-2008 managing inbound logistics for all parts and components, sequenced suppliers, packaging development and daily operations.
Jose Ricardo Chiarello is moving from his position as head of logistics for VW in Brazil and taking up a new position in Wolfsburg, Germany as logistics director for seat supplier Sitech. As of the beginning of July Chiarello will responsible for the whole Sitech´s logistics operations worldwide and will coordinate operations across a number of different countries.
Peter Baumann has moved from his position as Menlo Worldwide Logistics’ director of international business development to become director of regional sales and solutions in the company’s South Asia organisation.
Baumann, who joined Menlo in 2005 as director of automotive, will develop growth strategies while managing the sales and solutions organizations within Southeast Asia.
He will guide a team of sales executives, logistics engineers and project managers in providing customer solutions, sales engagement and start-up process support for new business wins.
Prior to Menlo, Baumann spent 13 years working for DHL in various roles across both Europe and Asia. He is currently based in Singapore.
APL Logistics has named David Frentzel as its new vice president of contract logistics. Frentzel will be responsible for the company’s warehousing, deconsolidation and distribution.
In his new role, Frentzel will have operational responsibility for APL Logistics’ global Contract Logistics Services in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He’ll also be responsible for new business development.
“Our goal is to grow this business,” said Frentzel, who will be based at APL Logistics’ Americas headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We’ll do that by refining and expanding our service offerings and improving the already outstanding service we provide to customers.”
Over the past five years Frentzel has worked for DHL Supply Chain and Exel in Japan and in the US. Prior to that he spent four years with Manugistics and 11 years in supply chain consulting.
APL Logistics is among the top five managers of warehousing space in the US. It has a developing Contract Logistics business in growing markets such as India and Latin America.